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I just saw "Interstellar" and I want to know what you think

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Poll: What do you think of "Interstellar" (23 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate the movie "Interstellar"?

  1. The science was just perfect. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. The science was good. (9 votes [14.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.75%

  3. The science was good enough. (7 votes [11.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.48%

  4. The science was not so good. (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  5. The science was bad. (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  6. What science. (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  7. The story was great. (6 votes [9.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.84%

  8. The story was very good. (4 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  9. The story was good. (8 votes [13.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.11%

  10. The story was not so good. (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  11. The story was bad. (3 votes [4.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.92%

  12. The acting was great. (6 votes [9.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.84%

  13. The acting was very good. (6 votes [9.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.84%

  14. The acting was good. (4 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  15. The acting was not so good. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. The acting was bad. (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

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JCO

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I just watched Interstellar and thought it was a pretty good movie. The science was not bad, it was thought provoking, the story was entertaining, and the acting was good enough.

 

What do you think of it?


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I enjoyed that I had to continue to think about it on the way home to connect all the pieces. So rare anymore that a film is actually thought provoking.



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I just watched Interstellar and thought it was a pretty good movie. The science was not bad, it was thought provoking, the story was entertaining, and the acting was good enough.

 

What do you think of it?

 

Frankly, i don't know why everyone so much praise this Interstellar. I watched it too, it was a good movie, no doubt, but with some naive errors (typical for sci-fi). Science was "not bad" as you yourself said, but nothing more... for example earth-like planet of black hole where time flowing thousands times slower, but still this planet wasn't destroyed by tidal forces. Are you kidding me? Plus, overly melodramatic for my taste: few astronauts flew away while people of the earth were left to die... So again, it was a good movie, but not even in my personal top-10.



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I loved it! I think it's definitely one of the better sci-fi movies we've had in years. I loved the slow pace which allowed time for the story.


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Loved the movie til the end, it was so bad I actually wanted to walk out. Im not sure how to vote because I was liking the science and story a lot until what was it? our 3rd dimension in 5 dimensions or some f£$% up s£$%, which just happened to be in a very specific time and place.

reminded me of when your in a dream and things get so ridiculous it wakes you up.

No one else seems to have minded the ending so maybe I just don't know anything about science fiction or im just retarded.
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This was honestly the worst film i've ever seen in my life. I love sci-fi and was really looking forward to it. I tried my best to enjoy it but it was one of the most disappointing experiences of my life. 

Firstly the science was some of the most ridiculous I've ever seen. I'm all for suspension of disbelief but this film did all it's marketing on how scientifically accurate it was. Kip Thorne actually said "The most far fetched thing in the entire film are the ice clouds on the ice planet". Before all the obsessive defenders of the film accuse me of 'not understanding the science properly', I understood it just fine. I have a masters in physics and specialised in astrophysics and it was just awful, awful science throughout. I watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night and that was honestly far more believable. Any film that's main plot concept is "Love is 5 dimensional and transcends space and time" is just laughable.

Secondly the plot was one of the worst, if not the worst of any film I've ever seen. It was as if it was written by a child who just made it up as they went along. When the plot reached a dead end, just make up something new to continue it. The character development was pretty much non-existent. All we learnt throughout the film was the main character loves his daughter (Apparently he doesn't give a shit about his son at all). Everyone else was just a one dimensional character with no motives or reasoning behind their actions.

The acting was also abysmal, though admittedly a lot of the fault of this was the awful, awful plot. The actors should have simply refused the parts after reading that terrible script.

The most confusing and shocking thing was how many people actually loved this film. I cannot comprehend it at all. For a while I honestly considered the possibility that I was in the Truman Show, and this was some elaborate troll by the producers to see how I would react. Create the worst film imaginable and get all the other civilians to pretend it's the best thing ever made. If that is the case than I must credit them on an excellent troll indeed.

Seriously though, I really cannot explain just how awful this film is. I just don't have the words to express my disappointment and anger.



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i don't like to read into storylines and reviews beforehand, i like to know nothing before i walk into the cinema other than the movie scored well on imdb and rottentomatoes combined.

I still liked the movie but I just remember walking out in a daze as to how the average person really liked this movie?

i mean people were walking out of the first Lord of the Rings movie screaming 'it was all so confusing' whereas this movie was all...a okay?!?

to me the end was up there with Independence Day when they uploaded a computer virus to an alien mothership with something like a cd or floppy disk. Or the time i was watching this crime scene movie which was solved after they managed to get cctv video footage and magically orbit the camera 180 degrees around the victim to see who the attacker was...
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I don't know why our future selves didn't put the wormhole in Earth orbit or somewhere within easier reach. Saturn is really fucking far away. 

 

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That was my first thought when I saw the movie.  Maybe you don't want to have it right next to Earth because it might have a lot of radiation, but they could have put it next to Venus or something.  Also, in the movie they said that it would take 9 months to get to Mars, then another 2 years to get to Saturn.  I'm not crazy, but that's impossible, right?  If you have an engine that is only good enough to get you to Mars in 9 months then you're not getting to Saturn in 2 years no mater what kind of gravity assist you get by slingshotting around Mars.  

 

Loved the movie til the end, it was so bad I actually wanted to walk out. Im not sure how to vote because I was liking the science and story a lot until what was it? our 3rd dimension in 5 dimensions or some f£$% up s£$%, which just happened to be in a very specific time and place.

reminded me of when your in a dream and things get so ridiculous it wakes you up.

No one else seems to have minded the ending so maybe I just don't know anything about science fiction or im just retarded.

That's exactly what I thought.  I was enjoying the movie up until they went into the black hole, and then it fell apart for me.  I liked the relativity part of it, something that no other movie has ever incorporated as far as I know (and that's why the Star Trek future is impossible, they never take relativity into account).  


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I liked the relativity part of it, something that no other movie has ever incorporated as far as I know (and that's why the Star Trek future is impossible, they never take relativity into account).  

 

 

Time dilation is hardly a new concept. Plenty of films and TV shows have used it before.

Some examples off the top of my head:

Flight of the navigator

Planet of the Apes (the original)

Close encounters of the third kind

Stargate (TV show)

Battlestar Galactica (TV show)

Various Anime films (Easier to age the characters than real actors)



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 Any film that's main plot concept is "Love is 5 dimensional and transcends space and time" is just laughable.

 

So what is your opinion on a scientific theory where the goal is to "know the mind of God"?

 

Personally I give writers a pass for having 'a character' spout some mystical nonsense like this when faced with extinction, when one of the brightest minds of our day make a comment like the one I quoted.


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Having 'a character' spout this nonsense? this was the actual plot of the film... This was actually how they saved the world...

 

How is Einstein using the word 'god' as a metaphor for the universe comparable to someone using love to go back in time? Einstein was an athiest/very strong agnostic at the least and a great scientist who used logic and evidence etc. Your comparison makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.



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It was said once and even the lead character never repeated it. It actually not "How" they saved the world, love was "Why" they saved the world. The how dealt with a descendant creating a method that the main character could communicate the information. Interestingly if the writer had found a way to only use the last message they would not have even violated causality as the daughter did not begin reading the message until after her father had learned it.

Over all the time paradox was no worse than:

Later Planet of the Apes movies.

Some of SG-1 episodes.

Various anime

 

BTW - You might want to brush up on your quotation. Einstein was the gambler, it was Hawking that is the mind reader. 


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Pretty great, 9/10.

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we must have seen it at the same time JCO

 

so.. why did Cooper himself go into the black hole?

 

it was long, gave me a headache and the characters were annoying or poorly written. it made no sense that future us would have placed the wormhole there. plus warm planets around a black hole without a sun? too unstable of a light source.. unless there was a sun that i missed

 

loved the scenery and the spacecraft and action and all that, that made up for the bad stuff to a broken even. so i am so-so on this movie

 

My favorite character was Romilly.

 

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Least Favorite character was Murph...

 

Also did not like Brand..

 

and i did not like it when Doyle just died like that(needlessly lol), even though his character was not developed pretty much at all.. i guess i've become sensible to human assets..


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JCO. Please rewatch the film (however bad advice that generally is). Love was very much a key part of the storyline. Im really not sure how you missed that..

And whether it was Einstein or hawking makes no difference whatsoever. Einstein had very similar quotes but no serious, respectable, sane scientist has ever believed in god. At least not for 150 years or so.

And to clarify, when did I say the time paradox was what ruined the film? All time travel films have time paradoxes.

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we must have seen it at the same time JCO

 

so.. why did Cooper himself go into the black hole?

 

 

My favorite character was Romilly.

 

 

and i did not like it when Doyle just died like that(needlessly lol), even though his character was not developed pretty much at all.. i guess i've become sensible to human assets..

 

Cooper ended up in the black hole because he dropped off the Endurance to reduce mass so it could escape. Where he dropped was still "too close" to the black hole.

 

My favorite character by far was TARS. Even the other characters seemed to come to life talking with TARS. I also think is was one of the best robots I have ever seen in a movie. It was non-anthropomorphic, it show to be a very flexible design, and provided a good model of what AI might actually be like.


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I just want to point out that "They" weren't future Earthlings, but the future plan B embryos in case that wasn't clear to anyone.



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Seriously though, I really cannot explain just how awful this film is. I just don't have the words to express my disappointment and anger.

 

This reaction after having spent $20 at the movie theater is why I now patiently wait for the torrent. In Hollywood time, I'm living three months in the past. 



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And whether it was Einstein or hawking makes no difference whatsoever. Einstein had very similar quotes but no serious, respectable, sane scientist has ever believed in god. At least not for 150 years or so.
 

 

Doesn't Francis Collins, the guy who co-led the human genome project and is currently the head of NIH, believe in god. Wikipedia says he is 'evangelical christian', which is some range of protestant belief. 







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